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Homes & Property
Where to live

‘It is liveable, just’: London leavers on life in a crumbling rectory

No strangers to a reno job, this young family have set themselves a new challenge in Somerset — leaking windows and all

Property News

The cheapest flats currently for sale in every London borough

We’ve found studios and one-bedroom flats in every London borough, all well below the £526,000 average cost of a home in the capital. But be warned, they’re all tiny.

Renting

Sadiq Khan calls for immediate rent freeze as cost of living spirals

New City Hall analysis has revealed that half of London renters are paying a premium to heat poorly insulated homes.

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‘Potential tipping point’ for homes market as buying power takes a hit

Homeowners wanting to sell their home this year need to price realistically.

Property News

Labour promises to get 1.5m more households on the property ladder

Labour’s plans would see home ownership return to levels last seen in 2003.
Property News

London homes under £425k — now stamp duty free for first-time buyers

Ten London homes priced below the new stamp duty threshold for first-time buyers

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Where to live

Strictly’s Neil Jones on the ‘unique, modern’ London area he rents in

You might not recognise him without the fake tan and glitter, because Neil Jones is better known as one of Strictly’s professional dancers. When not cha-cha-cha-ing, the 39-year-old lives in a rented flat in Wembley Park.

Renting

How the cost and ease of renting in Madrid compares to London

Considering a city swap? Here’s how renting in London compares to Europe’s second largest metropolis

Where to live

Brompton design curator on this South Kensington enclave’s hidden gems

Jane Withers, curator of Brompton Design District, on how the neighbourhood is a vibrant cultural hub filled with secret spaces

Where to live

Onezone founder Natasha Zone on her ever-evolving London neighbourhood

Onezone founder Natasha Zone put restaurant inspiration, booking and sharing all in one app. She tells Amira Hashish why she’s grateful she calls this ‘secret’ London corner home

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Renting

One in seven tenants in England ‘had rent hike in the previous month’

Shelter, which carried out the research, said rents ‘will deal many renters a knock-out blow’.
Renting

This city just introduced rent control — what’s it like to live there?

The city is an Airbnb hotspot, which makes it harder for long term renters to find a home

Renting

Rent freeze: could London follow Scotland’s lead on rent control?

Rent regulation is a popular idea among tenants but some critics say the policy could worsen the supply crisis

Property News

The cost of renting a flat in every London borough revealed

In 12 London boroughs, average rents are now more than £2,000 a month, as housing costs in the capital continue to rise

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Interiors

Farmers attempt ‘longhouse’ for family and animals on Grand Designs

A couple of novice farmers battle to create a modern version of the medieval longhouse in the windswept Derbyshire Dales

Interiors

Eye for interiors: Hollie Bowden’s 5 steps for planning a renovation

In the first of a monthly column our new interiors contributor Hollie Bowden shares her expert advice for planning your home decor

Interiors

Magnolia: is the UK’s most-hated paint colour making a comeback?

Ubiquitous in the 80s and 90s, magnolia fell from favour. Is it making a comeback?

Luxury
Luxury

As luxe would have it: Ultra high-end new homes across London

The Evening Standard New Homes Awards also celebrates the top end of the market, where the bar is being raised higher and higher.

Property News

Historic station master’s house on the Sandringham Estate is for sale

Two miles from Sandringham, Station House is beside a railway station used by the royal family until the late 1960s

Property News

Rare ‘working’ windmill and cottage listed for sale in Buckinghamshire

The windmill’s former owners include writer Gilbert Cannan and his wife Mary who had close ties to the Bloomsbury Group.